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Governor Declares State of Emergency, Hurricane Season Forecast Model, Senator John Kennedy, Teens Against Gun Violence | 7/12/19 | Louisiana: The State We're In

Governor Declares State of Emergency

Governor John Bel Edwards declares a state of emergency for Louisiana. A tropical storm is forecast to bring 15 or more inches of rain to many parts of the state. The Governor addressed the state from GOHSEP Headquarters, the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness.

Hurricane Season Forecast Models & Storm Characteristics

Andre’ Moreau talks with State Climatologist Barry Keim about the storm’s characteristics. It formed over land, then moved into the northern Gulf of Mexico, but just south of Alabama, then Mississippi, then Louisiana. His thoughts on the adjusted forecast models for this hurricane season.

Senator John Kennedy Discusses Concerns

Andre' Moreau brings in Senator John Kennedy to talk about the big threat of severe, potentially catastrophic flooding that is forecast with tropical storm Barry. Barry is forecast to reach hurricane status by its Saturday morning landfall near Morgan City, but it is the heavy rain with this slow mobving system that concerns the senator so much.

Teens Against Gun Violence

Natasha Williams visits with a New Orleans teenager who will join a group of more than a dozen young people from across the nation who are traveling to Washington this summer to speak out against gun violence. The Gifford Courage Fellowship is sponsoring the event. It’s named for former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, who survived a mass shooting at a political engagement.

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Louisiana: The State We’re In, Louisiana's only statewide news magazine and one of the longest running television programs in the nation, is in its 42nd season on the air.

The program airs Fridays at 7PM and Sundays at 4:30PM on the six-station LPB network that includes stations in Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Monroe and Shreveport. It also airs on LPB’s sister station WLAE-TV32 in New Orleans on Fridays at 7PM.

This award-winning show combines in-depth coverage about the important issues in the state along with expert analysis of those issues. This includes continuing coverage of stories like the lasting effect of the BP oil spill on Louisiana’s coastline, the devastating floods of 2016, or the continuing coverage of healthcare, education and state budget issues.

Since its inception in 1976, “Louisiana: The State We’re In” has been a leader in coverage of the Louisiana Legislature. Its goal has always been to explain how legislation will affect the lives of the people of the state. That coverage expands during the legislative session to include daily updates and a wrap up of the week’s events on the Friday broadcast that features live interviews with lawmakers and experts on legislation.

The program also features stories on the art, culture and the people and places that make Louisiana so unique.

Archived episodes are also available in our Video Archive.

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